Irkutsk region, Eastern Siberia, Russia
Mining type

Conventional shovel-and-truck open-pit operation

2020 production
2019 production
3.2 mtpaProcessing capacity
4.5 millionProven and Probable Reserves (ounces)
14 millionMeasured, Indicated an Inferred Mineral Resources (ounces)
1,391Employees

Commissioned in December 2011, Verninskoye mine (Polyus Verninskoye) in the Bodaibo District of the Irkutsk Region is one of Polyus’ youngest assets. Following its ramp-up, processing capacity was expanded in four stages, resulting in a 50% increase in annual throughput, from 2.2 mln to 3.5 mln tonnes of ore.

Verninskoye boasts the highest recovery rate among the Company’s operating assets, at 90%.